What To Know About Water Softeners
Are you debating whether or not to get a water softener installed in your home? Are you wondering about the different sizes and what your options are? If so, Midwest Plumbing has the answers. If you haven't yet considered adding a water softener to your home's plumbing system, it's time to do so. You'll have better quality water to drink and bathe in, fewer problems with scale and sediment buildup, and fewer problems with rust and corrosion.
All this translate into money saved from having to buy bottled water to drink and the frustration you feel when rust stains ruin the laundry or white chalky scale coats everything the water touches. Take it from our expert plumbers, here are some other things you'll want to know about water softeners.
How Water Softeners Help You Around The House
Corrosion, hard to remove stains, and white chalk on dishes from the dishwasher are common signs that hard water is being delivered to your home. Water softeners can absorb these sediments and scale, effectively changing your entire home plumbing system into a healthier state. Water faucets, showerheads, valves, appliances, and cooking equipment will last longer with a water softener installation. It's also great for the rest of your plumbing system.
Your plumbing system will fare far better with a water softener installation for your whole home. This translates into less trouble for your family using the plumbing system, fewer repairs, longer lasting fixtures and appliances, and a more reliable plumbing system. Whole home water softeners help keep your plumbing pipes from building up limescale and other sediments that narrow the pipes. Cleaner pipes and drains will also improve your plumbing fixtures and keep connections free from corrosion and rust.
Hard water stains are very stubborn and difficult to remove. Just hard water buildup will ring the toilet or tub and stay there until you remove them with a pumice stone. Unfortunately, the surface will only get scratched and hold onto the stains even worse later. Water softeners make cleaning much easier by getting rid of the sediments that cause stains. The surfaces are smooth and almost silky in comparison.
Types of Water Softeners For Your Home
Depending on how much calcium and iron or other sediments are in your water, and how much water you'll be using, there are types and capacities of water softeners that would be appropriate for installation in your particular home.
Every home is different and every household uses differing amounts of water every day. For instance, on average for four people in a home, 80 gallons of water are used per person which makes 320 gallons of water used every day (4 x 80 = 320).
While that seems like a lot of water, remember that laundry, bathing, cooking, drinking, cleaning, and lawn watering are all involved in how much water your household uses. Homes with swimming pools or extensive landscapes use way more. The more water you use, the more water softeners you'll be using as well. The size of your water softener will be similarly calculated for your household daily needs.
Whole home water softeners are always best because everywhere you use water is an area where you can have improved water made better by a water softener system. Removal of the sediments in your water goes a long way to improving your health as well. Sediments and hard water substances are difficult for our bodies to digest and absorb. Removal with the right water softener is a healthier alternative.
- Timer Regenerated Water Softener
- Meter Regenerated Water Softener
- Manually Regenerated Water Softener
- Iron Removal by Water Softener
Some of the iron content in your water supply can be effectively removed by a water softener. Iron sticks to surfaces but the iron can be removed or flushed off the surface with a water softener system. Iron can leave rust on your bathtub or toilet surfaces, making them appear dirty and old.
To get the right type of water softener for your home, you'll need professional plumbers to help you. You can have all your home's water softener repairs and installations taken care of by our professionals at Midwest Plumbing, so just give us a call anytime you have questions or need a water softener service.